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. president obama seems very conflicted about what to do, and i'm not sure i can really blame him, but more and more cities and states are blaming obama care for cutting their government worker jobs and work hours. this ill-advised health care law is likely to cut more private sector jobs than the budget-cutting sequester. all of that and more coming up on "the kudlow report" coming up right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> first up tonight's speaker of the house john boehner says republicans will not shut down the government over obama care. cnbc's john harwood has that story for us. good evening, john. >> reporter: congress returns in just over two weeks to a huge fight over government spending and debt. with no agreement in sight between the white house and congressional republicans, both sides are trying to prepare the ground for the battle and the economic bus tour president obama today tried to rally public opinion against a possibility of a government shutdown aimed at his health care law. most recently there's been threats that we would shut down the government unless we agreed to roll back the
mow logical wonderland for the obama administration seems to be more obsessed with semantics and sentence con trucks than to capture a killing of terrorists. washington -- while dismissing any sense of proportion when it comes to radical islamists and the war on terror. anfor all of that, this was a red letter day. president obama's mantra that al qaeda is on the run today proved wrong yet again. you are looking at pictures of yemen where government officials uncovere an al qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities, to fire on foreign embassies, to seize -- news of the foiled plot breaking as the united states is stping up its drone attacks there. killing at least seven al qaeda terrorists in the southern part of the country. in the broader plot that led to the closings of 19 embassies and facilities and 16 countries still acted tonight with no indication that the threats have in any way diminished. here is state department spokesperson jen saki on the closings and the erts. >> our embassy remains closed. we're continuing to evaluate all information on a daily basis. but b
, bob and andrea go head-to-head over an obama care poll that will leave you absolutely stunned. wait until you hear what 92% of federal government employees had to say about the president's health care overhaul. by the way, they don't want it. >>> and later, it's come to this. the naacp is actually calling for the secret service and the obama justice department to investigate this rodeo clown. is that how you want your tax dollars spent? we have a heated "hannity" debate. it's still ahead. you get to select today's video of the day. option number one is the second and third installments of the rnc's viral video assault on hillary clinton. >> the investment firm seeking those investor visas is run by mrs. clinton's brother anthony rodham. >> you know, i bet 've be in th arena for a long time. i have a lot of baggage. llion t are tweeting. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why hp built a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this&is go
. then senator obama answered that question by saying, the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. i pressed jay carney on that point today in the daily briefing and also, meanwhile, republicans like john mccain tonight are saying, if there is going to be military action, it cannot be a symbolic action, backing up the president's rhetoric about a red line, it's got to be serious action that decimates assad's military. take a listen. >> do you believe that exists right now? >> i believe it is a threat to the united states. i believe that absolutely allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place, without a response would present a significant challenge to -- a threat to the united states national security interests. >> if it's simply that we launch some cruise missiles and do that for three gayes and not have a significant effect on the momentum on the battlefield. it will have a -- an unhelpful effect. if we do it right, and
is beginning to take shape around, yes, of course, the repeal of obama care. and last night at a heritage foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation sa
that the syrian government has used chemical weapons against civilians, president obama has asked the department of defense to prepare a variety of military options in response to the situation in syria. at least two senators are also calling for military action. elizabeth prann is following the latest on that. >> hi, shan n no. president obama and the international community has said the damage has been done. this as they agreed to allow inspectors to the outskirts of the city of damascus where the alleged chemical weapons were deployed. a senior u.s. official says it leads to a lack of credibility which begs the question what action if any will the president make? the officials say the president is waiting to make an informed decision about how to respond. some lawmakers say it is time to take action now. >> we have to act rather quickly. i think the horrific killings of people, murdering his own people and he has been doing it for awhile now, but obviously the gas that was used to kill his own people, i think we have to respond. rehave to respond in -- we have to respond in conjunction with o
obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. and again, we are prepared to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> we have two reports on these new developments. nbc news's kristen welker and amaa reporter also. >>> what's the latest and what are the options being considered. >> reporter: the white house, you're absolutely right, saying there's little doubt that chemical weapons were being used by the assad regime. they're reacting to the fact that the syrian government will let u.n. inspectors into the alleged site of the chemical weapons attack. the white house expressing concern that it could be too little too late. they say that area has been shelled for five straight days. here's a statement from the administration, an administration official, that we just got this morning. this avenue says, quote, at this juncture, any belated decision by the regime to gran access would be considered to late to be credible including because the evidence available has been significantly corrupted as a res
president obama first call for the syrian president to go to although today white house officials declared the objective of any possible military action is not to drive the dictator from power. >> what we are considering -- considering is not about regime change responding to clear violation of the international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> leading republicans to demand what the mission is. >> i hope it is not putting in some cruise missiles. he interoffice railing against the unilateralism against bush and cheney as the boston globe gave written questions one focused if the president could call my rig without authorization from congress. senator obama said the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. >> candidate obama said in actual or imminent threat. do believe that exist right now to the united states? >> i believe absolutely allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place, without a respo
said about president bush invading iran in 2007. now president obama might attack syria. things are getting complicated. we'll have the story. also bradley manning on wanting to change his gender in a military prison. and thoughts on miley cyrus. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching tonight. the big event marketing the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech, the subject of tonight's talking points memo. all over the world people are honoring the memory of dr. king, an extraordinary speech on august 28th, 1963. in washington, people listened to a variety of speakers today with president obama as the headliner. president clinton described it as an observance of one of the most important days in american history. that's true. what mr. clinton and no one else mentioned there's today's event exclude black republicans and conservatives. all speakers were democrats. that was a glaring error, and does not indicate a desire for inclusion. most of the speeches were, however, u
looking out for you. >> this is a fox news alert just a short time ago members of the obama administration briefed members of the -- in syria. he has not said what if any military action he will take in syria. lawmakers voted against military action which is a huge defeat to british prime minister james cameron. >> john, lawmakers who received that briefing this evening said they came away with the impression that the president still has not made a final decision about the strike. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. the problem that he finds himself in and has placed us in is if he does not take action now. a paper tiger to statements the rest of the world. >> senior white house official tells fox that the uss stout is now in position off the coast of syria. for a period of time there will be five destroyers in the area. the pentagon has also opted to keep two aircraft carriers in the persian gulf. the pentagon is not concerned about reports from russia that it is sending surface -- two surface
evidence and now, of course, what comes next, barack obama is now moving closer to military strike. "boston globe" also talking about a coming military strike. it looks like it's probably going to happen. let's get to news. >> top u.s. officials now say chemical weapons were used in da masses cas and the president is considering a limited military strike on select targets inside the country. yesterday u.n. inspectors visited the site of the attacks and though low expectations for what their probe will uncover, secretary of state john kerry says there is little doubt as to what happened there. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the contents of the world. p it defies any code of more reality. let me be clear. the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. the reported number of victims the reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured, the firsthand accounts from humanitarian organizations, these all strongly indicate that everything these images are already screaming at us, is real
department official telling fox news not a matter of but when the obama administration leaving no doubt that american armed forces can easily hit targets inside syria. military officials telling fox that planned operations may include the use of cruise missiles or possibly even stealth bombers. over the next couple of hours we'll have extensive coverage and analysis about thetial american intervention in this crisis and moments from now, we'll go live to the middle east for a report. but first, right now, brand new stories and arizona inmate taking the witness stand in the trial of a fellow prisoner. >> accuse of brutal murder of a oklahoma couple. how credible is a prisoner as a witness? should prosecutors depend on inmates to prove their case? >>> plus the ongoing protests in wisconsin's capitol turning violent when police tackle and restrain a demonstrator. the question is, did they go too far? >>> reality star kate gosselin reportedly suing her ex-husband what he did to get dirt on her for a tell-all book. it is all "happening now." you're intrigued i see. >> sounds juicy to me. art
to attack obama care because they want to hurt america. >>> a freshman, watch this, sinking an amazing half-court shot. that's only half the story. the other half of the story may be better. we'll tell you what his future will look like at that school. "fox & friends" begins right now. >>> good sunday morning, everyone. welcome in to "fox & friends," tucker carlson anna kooiman, clayton morris. >> good morning. >> we want to congratulate a new sports network. >> fox 1. >> find that on the cable dial. congratulations to them. they are kicking off. we wish them well. next year there will be fox sports 2. they will be two years old. >> i see. he'll be here all week, all morning for the next four hours nim. we have a fox news alert to get to. egypt braces for another day of bloody protest after security forces storm a mosque in cairo. protesters and armed men barricaded themselves inside. hundreds died in bloody street battles this week including the son of the muslim brotherhood spiritual leader. this as the egyptian government considered out laug the brotherhood just a month after it held pow
in syria this morning the timetable for a u.s. strike may now be changing. >> president obama is preparing to meet with members of congress. but one of the key allies is throwing up a stop sign. doug luzader is live in washington with the latest. >> just gets more and more complicated, doesn't it? here's what we know this morning. we know about the four destroyers sitting off the coast of syria. we think they are loaded with tomahawk cruise missiles getting in position for a possible attack. now to the southeast in the persian gulf. second aircraft carrier in in the region. it's a lot of firepower. >> you can fake a limited approach not a repetition of iraq which i know a lot of people are worried about. if we are saying in a clear and decisive but limited way we send a message saying stop doing this it could have an impact on our national security in the long-term. >> it is a series of led strikes that leaves bish char assad with power then what? >> when you cruise about an enemy ship you telling it stop or we will sink you with the next round. what obama is saying we are doi
obama's flip-floping? this president is knew eve and clearly is learning on the job? what would president reagan do or president bush? i don't think we should be going into syria more than miley cyrus changing positions on the vmas him we need more proof before we kill more people. what say you? >> i say the evidence is pretty clear, one, two. i think that may have been one of the most biassed openings you have ever done. three he has consulted with congress. he has to get the allies on board. the french are going to do it unilaterally. they won't try to take it to their elected officials. i think we got more power to do it. it gives the president enough flexibility to do it. flip-flop, he said it every time he said it. it's a red line, when they do something, we'll do something. >> you have to go to congress. >> he has been doing that. >> it's their war. >> he has been doing it? >> he has been consulting to congress, yeah. >> you have to go to congress to get a declaration. >> absolutely. >> or if the country poses imminent threat. what's the imminent threat? >> reagan didn't g
. it is a folly built on a fantasy that doing this is going to get the approval of the senate and barack obama. it is never going to happen. so you are going to shut down the government for no reason. yesterday mitt romney weighed in on it. >> the former presidential candidate told a group of donors that the plan led by conservatives would hurt national security. that doesn't make it easy for some republican lawmakers like north carolina congressman. >> this is what the tea party wants to know. will you vote with mike lee to defund obama care? yes or no? i want yes or no. no. >> we need to show the american people we stand for conservative values. >> this guy has probably voted to get rid of obama care 20 times. i mean, they take the vote every week. >> 40 times. >> they voted 40 times. so you now have this happening all over america. i said it the other day. i know there are stupid people on the internet and they have to do something. >> they don't like your pants. >> they are wandering the streets, going to get hit by cars or in mama's basement. rather than be in mama's basement writing stup
received our highest honor. we'll tell you his incredible story of bravery. >>> plus, president obama's likely nominee for new fed head. a major dog fighting ring busted and marking 50 years since this man and his message changed the world. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm betty nguyen. secretary of state john kerry says the evidence is clear. the man mouth human suffering undeniable. >> it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral on sce obscenity. >> ayman mohyeldin is live in cairo. >> reporter: the u.n. inspection team will head back out into the eastern part of damascus where they completed their first day yesterday. now as we were talking about it earlier, they did meet with eye witnesses, interview some of the patients that were being treated for alleged chemical weapons symptoms. they were also able to collect samples from in and around the area. it's not yet clear whether or not they're going to make their findings public, but a lot of people
obama says he's not going to negotiate on this. he wants a clean bill, raise the debt ceiling, no other issues on the table, no strings attached. just let me borrow more by october so i can pay the bills. that's the statement from president obama no negotiations. that's not going down very well on wall street. they look at this and say here we go again and the dow jones average will open about 120 points down in part because of that no negotiation position from the president. martha: we know from history republicans will come back and say they want to see spending cuts to pass this through. why do you think the president is so intractable on this issue? >> it's possible he thinks if there is a government shutdown over the debt ceiling issue then the president wins politically and the republicans as they have in the past lose politically so he's saying go ahead, shut it down. the market is concerned about the syrian situation and again about another debt crisis 50 days away. martha: there are oil concerns percolating in the market and we'll talk about those a couple minutes away. and a v
. the latest on the crisis in syria and it appears that president obama may be ready to make a military move there. that's because he has reportedly ordered a declassified report justifying a strike there. kelly wright has the latest for us. >> reporter: it's very serious indeed. the united states says the chemical attack sun denile. president obama therefore is indicating that he may order a military strike against syria to punish the regime for crossing the so-called red line, inflicting harm on its own people by using the world's most heinous weapons. john kerry says the attack goes beyond the conflict in syria. he says serious actions to use chemical weapons should shock the conscience of the world. >> let me be clear. the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard, it is inexcusable and despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is undeniable. >> reporter: in fact u.n. inspectors on the ground in syria had to take cover as some snipers fired on one of th
. is it fair to say that president obama is not going to recall congress to seek some type of similar measure before proceeding? >> first of all, i don't want to engage in speculation about a course of action that's not been decided upon. when the president has an announcement to make, he'll make it. as this process is undertaken, we're consulting directly with house and senate leaders in congress. we're consulting with the leadership of relevant committees and other members who have a keen interest in this manner. i think you've seen that documents by some members who have spoken to it. that process will continue. we think it's important that the consultation process take place in a matter like this at such gravity. we're also as we have made clear engaging with our international partners as a substantial list of communications that the secretary of state has had and the president has had consultations with canadian prime minister harper today and in recent days with british prime minister. i would anticipate the president will continue to make calls to his counterparts throughout the week.
obama do we need some special i.d.? >> bill: why is it the civil rights industry talking about black-on-black crime. we will tell you you tonight. i too want to tell everyone that i'm sorry that this happened. >> bill: george zimmerman wants the state of florida to pay some of his legal bills. outrageous or justified? is it legal will testify us. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm boiler. thanks for watching us tonight. what president obama should do about syria. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. this man, syrian dictator bashar al assad is a war criminal, a mass murderer and a baby killer. by using poison gas on syrian civilians which is against the geneva convention, asatisfied is now responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. according to the humanitarian group, doctors without borders. so there is no question that assad must be held accountable. if you believe in american exceptionalism that this country has a moral obligation to save lives when it can all over the world, then
of the civil rights movement. president obama will likely note racial progress made in the last 50 years. some people aren't satisfied with the current civil rights leaders in america. here is liberal journalist margaret carlson. >> we've gone from martin luther king to the reverend al sharpton. as a leader as he is trying to be this weekend, it is very d disspiriting. >> probably time for everyone to take crop of where civil rights stands. i asked juan this question as well. do you think he represents the african-american community well, al, that constantly backs the wrong horse? do you think he does them a disservice? >> no, i don't think he represents well. the idea of comparing any black leader with martin luther king is nearly impossible. this was in my view, this is the greatest american maybe since abraham lincoln. i just don't think you can take al sharpton and martin luther king in the same sentence. i know people are dissatisfied. the black community is diffuse whatever it is in the country, usually in pulpits. are blacks better off? some ways they are, some they're not. >> some, gre
officials say once they get the order they could be ready to go within hours but while obama administration officials continue to verbally hammer bashar al assad we're still waiting to get the hard evidence that he's responsible. the latest warning to syria comes directly from the white house. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children, should and must be held accountable. >> reporter: another sign to expect action, u.s. officials all but telling u.n. inspectors, get out of the way. >> and it's clear the security situation isn't safe for the team in syria. >> reporter: the defense secretary told the bbc u.s. ships are positioned, preparations complete. >> we are ready to go. >> reporter: and a defense official tells cnn if the president chooses the most limited option, it could be over in two to three days. cruise missiles could target syria's weapons launchers and command and control facilities, but that's it. >> the options we are considering are not about regime change. >> reporter: and this some say could backfire on the white house. >> it may give bas
. >> meanwhile the "san francisco chronicle" reports many people uninformed about obama care are falling prey to scams. the scams can take the form of e-mails or phone calls from people pretending to be representatives of the federal government and even solicitors going door to door trying to sign people up for fake medical cards or seeking personal information. what do you think about what's going to happen this fall? >> oh. it's hard to predict. obviously with respect to the budget showdown i don't think the president is going to budge. i don't see why he will or would because this his signature legislation. if they're saying delay the thing for a year i doubt that he would do that. but, you know, the weekly radio address was very interesting in part because we're at this point right now where there is a, you know, sabotaging going on of the plan or an attempt. the biggest move is to get people to burn their obama care cards as if they exist but encourage young people not to sign up, avoid the exchanges as a way to make sure the overall bill is sabotaged. this is a very critical juncture an
days, president obama's national security team will present him with its final detailed options. the administration is already making the case for taking action against syria. >> presidnt obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry accused the assad regime of gassing its own people and called it -- >> moral obscenity. >> reporter: if the president gives the order a senior defense officials says four navy destroyers in the mediterranean sea could execute a mission within hours. u.s. and british submarines are also likely nearby, all armed with cruise missiles. the extremely accurate tomahawks can be fired from 500 miles away, with an ability to change course in mid flight. the potential targets include the delivery systems that can be used to launch weapons, militia training camps being run by bashar al assad and most importantly, the syrian government's command and control centers. >> allahu akbar! >> reporter: they are not designed to o
. a number of submarines believed to be in the mediterranean. the obama administration is promising to release new intelligence shortly. speaking to members of the american legion today, vice president biden sounded 100% convinced. >> no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical we pops attacks in syria. and there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> there is ample evidence of an atrocity on the ground. cnn has obtained exclusive video. fred, what's the reaction from the assad regime to continued strong language like that from the obama administration? >> reporter: i think they are hearing it. i was in with the information ministry of the country, who is a powerful figure. he spoke differently than i seen syrian officials speak in the past couple of days. before that you would hear them say if attacked, syria would fight back. the syrian people would rise up. you still hear that rhetoric but a lot less bold, and it comes of course after statements like secretary of state kerry
this morning to see what the latest is on the case. >>> for the first time president obama addressed the decision to shut down embassies and diplomatic poes in the middle east and africa. the interview happened on "the tonight show with jay leno." the president also covered edward snow it is den and his relationship with john mccain and hillary clinton. a nice change of pace. what didn't they cover in the interview? >> everything. i think that's part of the reason why president obama really likes the late night talk shows. he does a lot of these. h he's the first sitting president to get in there with late night talk shows. this was his sixth appearance on leno's program. he talked about everything from the economy, health care re form, what's going on in the middle east and the nsa. ♪ >> reporter: in his first remarks on the al qaeda terror threat president obama insisting the u.s. is not overreacting in closing 19 embassies through tend of the week. >> how significant is this threat? >> well, b it's significant enough that we are taking every precaution. >> reporter: the presiden
that is because president obama is pushing for a sir charge. good morning peter when you look at your cell phone bill as it is there are already all kinds of sir charges. what's this one about? >> this is about a new plan. the white house wants to put internet in 99 percent of the nation's school within five years for connect ed. the technology is there so why not. the administration wants you to pay for it. the money for this plan comes from jacking up every american's cell phone bill. >> probably on the order of $5 or less a year on cell phone numbers on an individual cell phone owner. >> this sir charge does not need congressional approval. although president obama does need a thumbings up from the fcc which is independent. >> the president twice said he directed the independent regulatory agency to spend this money and raise these taxes and that is simply not within his power to do>> there is one fcc commissioner to say the white house plan may have flaws. >> if the school wants to connect the money to all classrooms as opposed to a particular classroom with one gig bite we should be able to
with a fox news alert. the investigating chemical weapons have left syria. president obama says it's our obligation to act because it's a a threat to our national security. we have all those defor you next. >> call it uneducation of america. elementary school teaching kids the government is your family. tell you where big brother is taking on a whole new meaning. >> and the unlikely reunion no one saw coming. the man inside the bun coming up. he is revealed. "fox & friends" on this saturday morning starts right now. >> alisyn: good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us bright and early on this very important news weekend. so much is happening now that investigators have left syria, anything could happen at any moment. let's get to a fox news alert and the latest on syria for you. the u.n. team investigating the chemical attack has left the country as the obama administration the syria carried out a chemical attack. elizabeth prann is live for us in washington. >> completed four day investigation. the team collecting and carrying various samples for lab analysis to determine i
's war fatigue is not, in his mind, an excuse for inaction. >> president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own timelines based on our values and our interests. we know that after a decade of conflict, the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am, too. but fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility. just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about, and history would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator's wanton use of weapons of mass destruction against all warnings, against all common understanding of decency. these things we do know. >> john kerry's extremely strong statement this afternoon seemed to leave almost zero doubt the white house intended to act unilaterally in syria with a military strike, but then rather confusingly, it was almost immediately followed up with a statement from the president, himself, at an event with baltic leaders that if not substantively opposed to kerry, the opposite in tone. >> the world has an obligation to make sure that we m
. trying to thread the needle, here is what president obama said? >> it's entirely consistent to say that this tightly organized and relatively centralized al qaeda that attacked us on 9/11 has been broken apart. and is very weak and does not have a lot of operational capacity. and to say we still have these oorge regional organizations like aqap, they can pose a threat. >> aqap of course is al qaeda in. during the last presidential campaign he saw political advantage in telling america that the terror threat had been mittgated and now that he is responsible for protecting the country he admits it has not. >> as though the americans care about the organizational structure of al qaeda, what they care about is whether al qaeda can still kill americans. >> who is ho is there cte? >> the hierarchy of the chain of command is not that interesting to average measures. they want to know if we are still threatened by them and it sounds like of course we are. >> here is some hard facts for you much the state department released some numbers a few weeks ago that showed that al qaeda and the ara
. u.s. forces are said to be ready to go, only awaiting president obama's order. the commander in chief has been consulting with allied leaders by phone and now the white house is offering some clues about what the looming strike will and won't entail. our senior white house correspondent jim acosta has the latest information. what are you hearing over there, jim? >> reporter: white house officials say president obama is already discussing options for syria. he continues to line up support up on capitol hill and overseas for what appears to be an inevitable military strike for crossing that red line on chemical weapons, but white house officials are drawing other lines indicating just how far the president is willing to go. as white house state officials say president obama is making progress to use military force against syria, it was the vice president's turn to present the case for action. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> there must be a response. >> reporter: white house press secretary jay
to it, the big decision on syria. president obama says the syrian government attacked its own people with chemical weapons. the president heads to congress to make the case as the u.s. seems to be ramping up, however, one of its key allies, britain is slowing things down. the question is what zp they find? we begin with barbara star at the pebt gone. >> good morning, chris. britain and washington will be releasing details on what it has about assad killing his own people. president obama says he hasn't decided what to do but is determined to hold syria accountable. >> we want the assad regime to understand that, by using chemical weapons on a large scale against your own people, against women, against infants, against children, that you are not only breaking international norms and standards of decency, but you're also creating situation where u.s. national interests are affected and that needs to stop. >> reporter: the president left no doubt who ordered the chemical weapons atacks. >> we've concluded the syrian government in fact carried these out. >> reporter: among the evidence i
their work. president obama says is short strike he believes will be effective. >> if we're saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow staying stop doing, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term. bill: molly henneberg leads our coverage live on the north lawn. poly, there will be more meetings today there, but this one is with leaders from congress, and what do we know about that meeting today? >> reporter: the president will two more in depth what the white house is saying all week. that this was a chemical attack they believe, that the u.s. can not let it go unanswered and the president is expected to lay out to congressional leaders his options and classified intelligence behind these options. there may be declassified version of intelligence released to the american public later today. the president will confer with top congressional leaders either in person or teleconference late this afternoon. sources tell fox the intelligence is not clear whether syrian president bashar al-assad was behind the attack or ordere
to cover every angel of it beginning with dana >>> top obama officials insisted to lawmakers on the thursday night conference call they have no doubt ba sar assad's regime in syria was behind deadly chemical attacks there. secretaries of state, defense and others backed that up by revealing to lawmakers that the u.s. intercepted communications from a high level syrian official, which clearly indicates they were responsible for these weapons, that according to congressman el yol engel who participated in the call. though obama insists no decisions have been made, cnn is also told they privately made clear to lawmakers that chemical weapons in syria is such a threat the u.s. could engage with or without support from great britain. bob corker emerged from briefings thursday announcing support for surgical proportional military strikes, given the evidence of continued use of chemical warfare. bob menendez reaffirmed his support saying a decisive and consequential u.s. response is justified and warranted. . others argued the president still has to come before congress and the amer
for a crews missile strike. president obama is down playing intervention without a mandated from the u.n. mystery soft. we now know where samantha power was when there was an emergency u.n. meeting. she was on a personal trip to ireland. power missing that meeting just 19 days after she assumed the post. also new this morning, grammy winning singer linda ryanstat is revealing she has been dealing with parkinson's disease ♪ always breaks my hart in two. >> recent interview with the arp the 67-year-old music legend says she was diagnosed 8 months ago has been experiencing symptoms for as long as 8 years. ron stat says that the neurological disorder has left her unable to sing and she must now travel using a wheelchair. army major nidal hasan found guilty on all counts in the fort hood shooting rampage. he sat stone faced as that verdict was read. sentencing will begin on monday. hasan faces the death penalty for killing 13 people and injuring 30 others when he opened fire nearly 30 years ago. all 14 jurors must vote for execution or he will get life in prison. if you write a letter to
secretary of defense kitty mcfarlane joining us to talk about what president obama should do about it now. ashley: home prices omri's the the kissel report is a look in the rear view mirror. what does it mean in the keys of rising interest rates? lori: the above administration's economic team, charlie gasparino's exclusive reporting and who could be next to join the lineup. dennis: is not your father's would remark and was your father's it senior chinese communnst official or russian oligarchic. a new brand of luxury emerge in as global wealth disperses to less than 1%. cheryl: sandra smith is at the cme has oil jumps 3%. let's begin with lauren simonetti at the stock exchange where the dow is down big. lori: near session lows, 3 points away, the stock is intensifying as we get later into this session. we get economic data, it wasn't terrible on home prices and consumer confidence but nonetheless syria being the main headline this is what investors are focused on. is not the only culprit to the. we can't forget the debt ceiling, the fed pays back, all these are painting a picture is that
shelling in the area. on saturday, president obama reviewed a range of options and possible targets with his national security team. the u.s. has already four destroyers nearby in the mediterranean sea, two within missile range. members of congress are comparing the situation to kosovo calling for surgical strikes using cruise missiles. >> i think we have to respond and i think we have to respond in conjunction with our nato allies, respond much as was done in libya with the nato allies and i think we cannot afford to sit back and wait. >> president assad says this morning, quote, failure awaits the united states if it attacks. comparing a conflict with syria to vietnam. >> well, i don't know. we could just kill you. actually. it wouldn't really be hard to find you and kill you. >> there is that. >> i mean, i don't think it's going to take us -- >> here's reuters. >> showing tepid support at home. only 25% of americans would want the u.s. to intercede, down five points from two weeks ago. andrew roberts writes in the "wall street journal," it takes a barbarian to employ poison gas.
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